When you have a pet who is suffering from an infestation of worms, it can be a hard thing to see. Pets often have a lot of symptoms of their worms, and it can be vital that you see a “vet near me” in order to get the deworming medication that is needed to get rid of the worms. If you are in the Lewisburg, WV, or Fairlea, WV, areas, call us at Fairlea Animal Hospital to make an appointment with a veterinarian on our veterinary team.
What Is Deworming?
When a pet has worms, deworming is what is done to get rid of these parasites from the pet's body. It is common for worms to get into a pet's body because the pet has swallowed the eggs of worms. These eggs then tend to stick to the intestines and to hatch and live there. While these worms live there, they can steal nutrients from your pet and cause a lot of damage to the intestines. They can cause a number of health complications, and they are contagious to other pets.
Many pets get worms from licking something outdoors that has worm eggs on it. The soil is the home of some types of worms that are always there and always ready to wreak havoc on the health of pet's. There are both oral liquids and tablets that can be used for deworming. You need to see the veterinarian to get your pet put onto a deworming medication that will get rid of the specific type of worms that your pet has. Different types of worms require different medications, and each can cause different health issues. If your pet has worms, don't want to get veterinary help with them.
Symptoms of Worms in Pets
There are a lot of different symptoms to watch for, but the main thing to be aware of is your pet's daily habits and intestinal health. When pets get worms, they will often throw up a lot. This can then cause them to lose weight. Weight loss can be especially dangerous in cats. When they have a bowel movement, it may look like jelly. Your pet may start to have less of an appetite. In some pets, there will be a potbelly effect that makes the stomach stick out. If you see these symptoms, it's time to see the veterinarian for a fecal sample to test it for worms.
Get Pet Deworming from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
When you need a “vet near me,” we are here for the health of your pet. If you are located in the Lewisburg, WV, or Fairlea, WV, areas, give us a call at (304) 645-3550 for Fairlea Animal Hospital to set up your appointment for a pet exam to see whether your pet has worms and needs a deforming medication from a veterinarian on our veterinary team.